Testimony of Stacey Ross

1/31/2015

Testimony of Stacey R. and her experience of Houston County Jail, Dothan AL
Testimony of Stacey Ross. and her experience of Houston County Jail, Dothan AL

I was picked up from Montgomery Womens Facility on Monday 12/22/14 at approximately 12.30 pm. My court date wasn’t until Tuesday 1/6/15 at 8.30 am. When i asked the transport officer, officer Hill, why i was being transported so early, he stated there would be no transport prior to my court date due to the holidays. As officer Hill was shackling me at the gate i asked him if Houston County was still as bad as the last time i was there and his exact response was “It’s probably worse”.

I was the only inmate on the van and officer Hill was the only officer. The handcuffs (I was also belly chained and had shackles on my feet) were extremely tight and uncomfortable. By the time we arrived at HCJ (about 2:30 pm) and the hand cuffs were removed, my wrists were swollen and bruised. I was taken straight into docket and was strip searched and put into an orange jumpsuit. I was then put into a cell for about 7 hours. I was taken out at about 9:30 pm and made to strip again. I was sprayed with some sort of “de-lousing” agent on my head and genital area.  Continue reading

ADOC Notification Upon Entering Houston County Jail, Dothan AL

Houston County Jail ADOC Inmate Slip
Houston County Jail ADOC Inmate Slip

This slip of paper handed to Alabama Department Of Corrections Inmates upon entering HCJ, leaves them in no doubt as to how they can expect to be treated whilst in HCJ and surprisingly they appear to even have the power to decide if and when the inmate will return to ADOC custody and their respective prisons.